See big Jon over there on the far left? That would be north. Big Jon has relinquished his esteemed postion at that crossing while remaining a playground monitor. Apparently, he's got a life outside the crosswalk.
No one is jumping at the chance for some reason.
Granted, Jon is a big guy, so those are some big shoes to fill (literally), but what's not to like?
I checked the postion posting. It reads:
Classified posting for Crossing Guard. Requirements:
- High school diploma/GED equivalent.
- Safety conscious.
- Team Player.
- Willing to work in all kinds of weather.
What about the perks? The friendly faces in the morning. The excited-to-go-homes in the afternoon. Okay, it's really about POWER.
Well, maybe she's had plenty of applicants and none of them has measured up. I recall my own interview for the position. It was pretty intense.
Asst. Principal: Hey Abby, we need a crossing guard on crazy driver blvd. You wanna do it?
Me: Uh... yeah. Okay.
Asst. Principal: Good. Come to the school for an interview tomorrow.
Me: I'm here for my interview
Asst. Principal: Okay, but it's not really an interview. It's more of a "Welcome aboard!"
So yeah, there's lots of pressure. This may take all year.